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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 10, 2019

Registration open for 'Trunk-or-Treat'

News
Ken Kellar

It's getting to be that spooky time of year, and with it an annual tradition returns to Fort Frances.

Organizers are now accepting registration for the sixth-annual“Trunk-or-Treat” to be held on Halloween night in the Fort Frances Public Library parking lot.

Library staffer Samantha Manty explained that the main goal of the event is safety.

Visits, activities resume at Rainycrest

News
From Riverside

Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared the respiratory and gastroenteritis outbreaks over at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home, effective yesterday.

All social events and activities at Rainycrest have resumed. All visitors are now welcome.

Visits, activities resume at Rainycrest

News
From Riverside

Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared the respiratory and gastroenteritis outbreaks over at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home, effective yesterday.

All social events and activities at Rainycrest have resumed. All visitors are now welcome.

Practice your home fire escape plan

District
Press Release

To mark Fire Prevention Week 2019, Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to plan and practice their home fire escape plans.

Junior runners shine at Falls meet

Sports
Staff

It was a banner day for the Muskie junior girls' and boys' cross-country runners.

Both squads shone brightly for the Muskies with some great performances at the annual Hial Pike meet in International Falls.

The Muskies swept the top four spots in the junior varsity girls' 3200-metre run.

Lakers thumped by Norskies

Sports
Staff

The Thief River Falls Norskies rode the strength of three power-play goals to a 6-2 romp over the Fort Frances Lakers on Tuesday night in SIJHL action at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Lakers (4-3).

Muskies lose three to Eagles

Sports
Staff

It was a tough day for the Muskie court sport teams on Tuesday.

Three of the four squads suffered losses against the visiting Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action at Fort High.

The senior girls' basketball team was the lone Muskie squad to come out victorious, scrapping out a 45-36 decision to improve their league record to 5-1.

Quick reflexes

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Emily Fitzgerald was just a little bit quicker to a loose ball than her Muskie teammate Heaven States during the second half of the junior girls' basketball team's 26-18 loss to the Dryden Eagles on Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. It was the first loss of the NorWOSSA season for the Muskies, who saw their league record fall to 5-1.

Backwards bump

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Brennan Jourdain sent a backwards bump over the net and over the outstretched arms of a Dryden Eagles' defender during the first set of the Muskie junior boys' volleyball team's 2-1 loss in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday afternoon at Fort High.

Glow run

Photos
Ken Kellar

Keira Strom, left, Kristal Mayfield, Stacy Strom and Ollie the dog were decked out in their glowing apparel last night at the Sorting Gap Marina in advance of CMHA's sixth-annual “Steps Against Stigma” glow run. The run drew a huge collection of enthusiastic runners and mental health supporters to fight the stigma around mental health illnesses.

Attempted lay-up

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Brynn Montgomery of the Dryden Eagles secured the ball and attempted a lay-up while Aurora Hutton tried to stop her during the second quarter of the Muskie senior girls' basketball team's 45-36 win in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. The Muskies improved to 5-1 with the win.

Night work

Photos
Staff

On a moonlit night—and using the lights from trucks, cell phones and back hoes—the crews from NST contracting from Thunder Bay, George Armstrong Co. Ltd. in Fort Frances and the general contractor, Bay City Construction, finished the single pour for the curbs and installation of the catch basins on the north side of the 300 block of Second Street East on Tuesday night.

Cross

Photos
Submitted

Arianna Hyatt was in full stride as she cruised her way around the course at the annual Hial Pike race held in International Falls on Tuesday. Hyatt wound up in 23rd spot in the 33-runner field in the junior varsity girls' 3200-metre race with a time of 18:50.80.

RCMP shuns polygraph tests for clearances

National
Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The RCMP does not give lie-detector tests to employees undergoing top-level security screenings despite federal rules that require such examinations, The Canadian Press has learned.

The revelation comes as the national police force assesses the damage from possible leaks by one of its most senior intelligence officials.

Climate change could wipe out most birds: study

National
Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

Climate change threatens extinction for two-thirds of bird species across North America, including almost all of those filling the forests and tundra of northern Canada, says an extensive report.

“More than we thought are vulnerable,” said Jeff Wells of the Audubon Society, which crunched 140 million records from 70 data sources on 604 different species for the study released today.

Syrian restaurant closes, cites hate messages, threats

National
Michelle McQuigge
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Owners of a popular Toronto Syrian restaurant run by recent arrivals to Canada say they've had to close after staff began fielding hateful messages and death threats.

One in 10 youth picture CEOs as women: survey

National
The Canadian Press

A new survey examining young Canadians' views on leadership says only 10 per cent picture a woman when they think of a CEO.

The online survey, commissioned by the children's rights group Plan International Canada and conducted by Nanos, polled more than 2,200 Canadians ages 14 to 24 between Sept. 15 and 24.

Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

Sports
Paul Newberry
The Associated Press

ATLANTA—The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park.

By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in post-season history.

Canucks trounce Kings

Sports
Gemma Karstens-Smith
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Coach Travis Green says his Vancouver Canucks were in need of a victory as they headed into their home opener.

The squad had dropped their first two games of the season and with so many new faces in the room, a positive result could have a big impact, he said.

The Canucks (1-2-0) answered the call with a decisive 8-2 win over the L.A. Kings last night.

Atown

Around Town

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Wisconsin Lumberjacks in SIJHL action on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.